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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of August 29, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and X-ray Computed Tomography, GEMINI TF 16 PET/CT, GEMINI GXL 16 PET/CT, GEMINI TF Big Bore PET/CT, Philips Medical Systems, Cleveland, OH. The device is a diagnostic imaging system for fixed or mobile installations that combines Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) systems. The CT subsystem produces cross-sectional images of the body by computer reconstruction of x-ray transmission data. The PET subsystem produces images of the distribution of PET radiopharmaceuticals in the patient body (specific radiopharmaceuticals are used for whole body, brain, heart and other organ imaging). Attenuation correction is accomplished by CTAC. The device also provides for list mode, dynamic, and gated acquisitions. Image processing and display workstations provide software applications to process, analyze, display, quantify and interpret medical images/data. The PET and CT images may be registered and displayed in a "fused" (overlaid in the same spatial orientation) format to provide combined metabolic and anatomical data at different angles. Trained professionals use the images in: " The evaluation, detection and diagnosis of lesions, disease and organ function such as but not limited to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurological disorders. " The detection, localization, and staging of tumors and diagnosing cancer patients. " Treatment planning and interventional radiology procedures. The device includes software that provides a quantified analysis of with regional cerebral activity from PET images.
Recall Number Z-2239-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info GEMINI TF 16 System serial numbers: 7194, 7186, 7235, 7233 GEMINI GXL 16 System serial number: 4201 GEMINI TF Big Bore System serial numbers: 9022, 9201
Product Distributed Qty 7 units
Reason For Recall Philips became aware of an issue relating to a UPS battery cabinet that appeared to have burned a hole through the casing on one of the batteries. Supplier of the UPS, Chloride/Emerson, determined the batteries, housed within the UPS battery cabinet, entered thermal runaway causing the battery to overheat.

Event Detail

Event Id 62892
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc
City Cleveland
State OH
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-08-08
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Nationwide Distribution-including the states of CO, FL, MD, MN, NE and PA.
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